December 8, 20201
2021 Hayes Prize Recipients
The Hayes Prize Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Hayes Prize:
Kenra Ford is the Vice President for Clinical Services Operations, Laboratory Services and Outbreak Response Testing at NYC Health + Hospitals, and Sarah Joseph Kurien currently serves as the Lead for Testing & Vaccination at the NYC Test & Trace Corps, as well as the Deputy Ambulatory Care Chief Operating Officer at the Office of Ambulatory Care & Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals. As part of the city's COVID response team, Kenra and Sarah led efforts to bring testing resources, including mobile and rapid testing, to neighborhoods that were heavily impacted by the pandemic, allowing New Yorkers to understand their status and act quickly to keep their communities safe. Ms. Ford received her Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma City University, after having completed a degree in Medical Technology. Ms. Joseph Kurien received her Master of Public Administration degree from Cornell University and her B.A. from Colby College.
Sampanna Pokhrel is a Programer from the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, a new agency for the Prize. Sampanna developed and implemented creative systems work in integrating NYPD case data with District Attorney case data to respond to new legislation speeding defendant’s rights to case files. The platform he developed is now utilized by all City District Attorneys’ offices, and in storing, accessing, and improving remote video viewing of the voluminous body camera video files. Mr. Pokhrel graduated from South Carolina State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics.
Runners up are:
Detective Jason Anazagasty at the NYPD for founding and sustaining the Options youth mentoring and outreach program which has served over 10,000 young people using novel virtual reality scenarios for de-escalating confrontation situations and establishing skill building pre-vocational tracks.
Kristen Capaldi at the Department of Transportation for introducing design-build contracting as an efficient means of providing pedestrian ramps in the more difficult of the City’s 185,000 street corners.
Jennifer Most at the Department of Transportation for rapidly constructing a large-scale data base to speed installation and track results to help meet the City’s commitment to add 10,000 bike racks by the end of 2022.
August 14, 2021
2021 Hayes Prize Nominations Being Accepted!
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Frederick O'Reilly Hayes Prize. The deadline for submissions is September 16, 2021. For more information, click here.
May 12, 2021
Eldridge & Co. Episode
See the link below for an episode highlighting the Frederick O'Reilly Hayes Prize Foundation and its honorees:
December 28, 2020
Hayes Prize Covid-19 Response Awards
The Hayes Prize Foundation has recognized a number of dedicated public servants for their contributions during this unprecedented time. To learn more, read more about it in this Gothamist article: